Can Terrell Owens Help the New York Jets?
The New York Jets suffered another loss on Monday night to fall to 2-3 on the season, and there were quite a few back stories behind the team as well. The Jets are no longer one of those teams who comes into the season with the Super Bowl hype, or at least hype thanks to their head coach Rex Ryan. Now, the Jets are in a bit of a hole as they are looking up at the New England Patriots in the division, who are the favorites to get the job done year in and year out. Probably the biggest issues so far this season have to be the wide receiver position, and the quarterback position with Mark Sanchez struggling a bit.
The Jets lost last week with a few wide outs that many people probably didn't know off the top of their head. They had their top three receivers out with injuries at least for last week, including Santonio Holmes (out for the year), rookie Stephen Hill, and tight end Dustin Keller. The players who stepped up were Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens, Clyde Gates, and Jeff Cumberland. While Kerley has had a solid season to this point and is slowly showing that he could turn into something, the other three probably weren't expecting to be included in the mix of top receivers for the Jets this season.
The team hasn't made any moves in order to improve their roster, but one that may end up being made could include one of the most talked about wide outs in the history of the NFL. This is none other than Terrell Owens, who went onto Twitter and stated that he was ready. not only was he ready, but he said "Hey JETS!!! I'm available! I'm ready, willing & able! Call my agent @jordanwoy & let's make it happen." Owens hasn't gotten many looks since he was released from the Seattle Seahawks back on August 26th, and really didn't get much love before that either.
Many people think that Owens, Chad Johnson, or Plaxico Burress would have to be better options on the field, and I'd have to agree. Rex Ryan did not rule out the potential of Terrell Owens ending up on the Jets either, and in all honesty, with Holmes out for the season, I think this has the potential to be a pairing made in heaven. Owens isn't going to immediately maket he Jets Super Bowl contenders once again, but he'll at least give them a nice option at the wide out position who can help draw some attention away from the other receivers as well.
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